Platinum Dunes, Rogue, and RemakesGoon
Today it was announced that Platinum Dunes has signed a three-year first-look deal with Rogue Pictures, the genre arm of Universal based Focus Features. Michael Bay, Brad Fuller and Andrew Form will produce horror flicks for under $25 million under the deal.
The deal will begin when the remake the long rumored Near Dark film. Apparently they are going with another music video director to helm this picture with Samuel Bayer. If you are curious of what video he shot look no further than Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit". Matt Venne will be working on the script that will go into production early next year.
Also mentioned in the pipeline was the upcoming The Changeling and The Birds remake. It was awhile back when one of the Platinum Dunes Producers was trying to justify the remake of The Birds by saying its not a remake of the film. It's just going to be a retelling of the original novel. ( The Birds Remake IS Coming )